Advances in Environmental Geotechnics: Proceedings of the by Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, Liangtong Zhan

By Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, Liangtong Zhan

"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" provides the most recent advancements during this interdisciplinary box. the themes lined contain easy and complex theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, checking out and tracking for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal strong wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of commercial wastes, infected land and remediation expertise, purposes of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental chance overview, administration and sustainability, ecological options and case histories. This lawsuits comprises papers authored via middle participants of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from greater than 20 nations and areas. it's a precious reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers in addition to civil engineers. Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors on the division of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang college, China.

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Rowe RK & Arnepalli D (2008b). The effects of landfill temperature on the contaminant transport through a composite liner, 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India: 2398-2404. Rowe RK & Booker JR (1995). A finite layer technique for modelling complex landfill history, Can. Geotech. , 32(4): 660-676. Rowe RK & Booker JR (1998). Modelling impacts due to multiple landfill cells and clogging of leachate collection systems, Can.

For instance the composition of MSW in USA integrates large proportions of paper, cardboard, plastic and textiles in comparison of South Africa that contains less paper and great proportion of organics waste (Blight, 2006). SOLID WASTE CHARACTERIZATION The shear strength properties of waste landfills are not easily determined since the physical composition of the mixture makes it unsuitable for the conventional laboratory strength testing. Testing equipment must withstand possible corrosive impacts, geometry of testing device must usually be 5 to 10 times larger than the maximum particle size of the tested waste material and in case of contaminated materials personnel protection must be guaranteed (Sêco e Pinto, 2008a).

2) For geotextile/smooth geomembrane inter-faces the peak dynamic friction angle decreases with the increase of the number of excitation cycles, especially for low values of the cycles number (Pasqualini et al. 1995; De and Zimmie, 1998). This reduction is very probably due to a polishing action. The polishing effect increases in moisture condition, common in landfill liners and covers because of the leachate or other fluid presence (Von Pein and Lewis, 1991). On the contrary, for smooth geomembrane/geonet interfaces and smooth geomembrane/smooth geomembrane interfaces it is possible to note a significant increase of the peak dynamic friction angle with cycle numbers.

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